3 days Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga desert

3 days Marrakech Desert tour to Zagora and Merzouga


Desert tours are two options: the first option is 3 days from Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga or option 2 is 3 days from Marrakech desert tour to Zagora, it is our most popular Moroccan desert tour. She leaves every day from Marrakesh. The desert safari is ideal for those who want to discover the deep Moroccan desert in the desert and do not mind driving long hours. The tour is rich in scenery. You will never get bored because you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic change in the scene is amazing. From the fertile Al-Haouz Plains around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to the various valleys and oases. In the end, the rocky plateaus are followed by the picturesque dunes of Erg Chebbi. The highlight of our 3-day desert tours from Marrakech is camel rides at sunset and sleeping all night under the stars in your desert camp.

3 days Marrakech desert tour

+Duration: 3 Days & 2 nights
+Departure: 08:00 am
+Starting Location: Marrakech
+Ending Location: Marrakech

3 days Marrakech Desert Tour highlights

Option 1:

+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy
+ Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site
+ Drive to The valley of Dades Via Ouarzazate and Roses Valley
+ Visit the Todgha Gorges of Tinghir and Drive across Erfoud to the Sahara Desert
+ ride a camel through the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunset
+ the overnight under the sky full stars in fantastic Desert camp
+ Drive back to Marrakech

Option 2:

+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy
+ Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site and The studios of Ouarzazate
+ spend the first night in the traditional Hotel/Riad
+ Drive along Draa Valley with its fortified villages, palm trees dotted rivers, and oasis
+ Ride your camel watching the sunset at Zagora desert
+ the overnight under the sky full of stars at your Berber desert camp

Franc D wrote a review (Jun 2020)

I traveled with another friend to Morocco at the beginning, and we did not know what to do but I discovered the agency of Marrakesh Tour company and it was an unforgettable experience, everything is well organized, I recommend traveling through this agency, and we visited many beautiful places such as Ait Ben Haddou El Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Taourirt Kasbah, we visited the best oasis of art and the beautiful valley. These two days were an unforgettable adventure

Alex wrote a review (March 2020)

The tour organized by the Marrakech Tour Company exceeded my expectations. Everything went as planned.
The accommodations were comfortable and clean.
Convenient transportation with expert drivers.
The guide was good and was awesome. Very attentive, anticipated group desires, very helpful, and cheerful.
We have visited the beautiful kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou that has old history, Unesco world heritage site. Ouarzazate its was very beautiful with its Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah that we were visited
Very grateful to have this dream come true at a very good price.

Ana wrote a review (April. 2020)

It has been a journey that has certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Guided by Hassan, with his fun conversations, he discovered a magical Morocco, from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, and passing through the Atlas mountains, we have been learning a little more about its culture, religion, customs, …
Between crazy and funny anecdotes lived together with Hassan, we have lived 2 unforgettable days.
Without a doubt, we will repeat to discover new corners and take our little ones to the great desert adventure so that they can make sandboards with us and that Hassan explains to them at night that so magical sky that can only be seen between the dunes.
Hassan !! Now you can prepare to put up with our 5 children.

Alexandra  wrote a review (Jan. 2019)

It was like a story. We went to Morocco to rest from the pressures of the city. We went without knowing what to do, to adventure. Upon arriving in Marrakech, we informed ourselves that we can visit it. We met Hassan the guide from there, he helped us a lot, showing places that you wouldn’t normally think of. One of our excursions was to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate, it was magical to see how the culture and traditions of that places, we were spent a great night in the hotel Of Ouarzazate, we discovered the beautiful oasis of Fint, We loved it.

What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?

actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.

What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?

As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.

Handcrafted terracotta pottery
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.

Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.

what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.

are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.

what kind of clothes are in Morocco?

Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.

Can I customize my trip?

yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.

What are popular dishes in Morocco?

The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.

Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table

Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.

“Tangia” .. Marrakech food

No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.

Moroccan tajin

It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.

Itinerary 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Option 1

Day 1:  Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Boumalne Dades

On this exciting and exciting tour of the south-eastern half of Morocco, you will travel in a modern air-conditioned Car 4×4 or Minibus. Our guide will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel at 8:00 am. and escort you to our starting point. We will travel through the Atlas Mountains and descend to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah (although there are actually six within this walled city) is a wonderful place. Here you will feel almost as if you have traveled back in time to the days of gladiators, desert nomads, and ancient markets. On this first day, we will eat at the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou once the guided tour is over.
The second stop on our first day will be in Ouarzazate. We will admire the landscape of a city where several box office hits have been filmed. Classics like The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia are among the films that have been shot in this city, which is often called “The Entrance to the Desert”.
In this city, we can stop at a café before adventures in the Dades Valley. Once there you can relax in a private guest house in Dades in a room with a bathroom and enjoy the culinary delights of a Moroccan dinner.

Day 2: Boumalne Dades  - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert camp

The next morning we will have a hearty breakfast in our guest house and depart for the Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge will leave you speechless as it has spectacular views that will make you wonder why it is not considered one of the wonders of the world. After lunch we will travel to Merzouga and the Overnight Stay in a Desert Camp.
Merzouga is truly in the heart of the desert. Here we will climb Our camels and cross the Erg Chebbi Dunes and end up in a Berber camp in the desert where we will spend the night. In this desert camp you will enjoy dinner and breakfast in the morning before completing the last day of our return trip to Marrakech.

Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

Our camels will take us back to Merzouga Erg Chebbi and from there we will continue through the Draa Valley, where we will admire the views in Rissani. Here the architecture of the Moroccan palaces, doors, and temples deserve to be taken in the photo.
In the last part of our excursion, we will move to Nqob and then to Tamnougalt before reaching the already familiar city of Ouarzazate once again. You will be able to eat at any restaurant before we head, through the Atlas Mountains, back to Marrakech for the end of our trip. We will arrive in Marrakech at around 8 in the afternoon.the end of Our 3 days Marrakech Desert Tour

Itinerary 3 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour Option 2

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate 

after breakfast, we’ll leave Marrakech to Ouarzazate. On our way drive through the Atlas mountains and its scenic landscapes. we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
(Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987), a fortified enclosure within a walled town that you will surely recognize, since this citadel has been the scene of such famous films as Gladiator, Sahara, Asterix, and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, among many others. 
Continuation to Ouarzazate and panoramic view of the city and Kasbah Taourirt; In former times the residence of the Pasha Glaoui. Visit of its main rooms where the “del Pacha” room stands out, with beautiful views of the valley. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate.

Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdz - Zagora Desert camp

After breakfast we will head towards the city of Agdz, crossing the port of Tizi N´Tinifift (1,660 meters), a succession of steep mountains of black and gray rock of unusual beauty from which we can contemplate an incomparable panoramic view of the Draa Valley. Little by little we will go deeper into the majestic palm grove of the Draa Valley, the largest palm grove in Africa with more than 150 kilometers in length, dotted with kasbah, villages, and orchards.

We will leave the road to take a track that will introduce us to the heart of the palm grove and after the tour, we will finally arrive at Zagora, the arrival point of the caravans from the mythical Timbuktu. From here, and before sunset, we will go to the point where the Berber tents camp is located where we will spend the night. Upon arrival and after having a welcome tea, a dromedary ride and we will contemplate a sunset that we will never forget. To end the day we will have another wonderful experience, which will be to dine in the heat of the bonfire, and we will sleep in a tent. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 3: Zagora Desert camp - Marrakech

Today we have to get up early to enjoy the sunrise in the desert, see how the day is born and little by little the desert wakes up filling with light wrapped in an incredible silence. After the experience, breakfast, and departure to Zagora to visit Tamegroute, the pottery craftsmen, and their underground Kasbah. Transfer back to Marrakech, arriving in the late afternoon. END OF OUR SERVICES. You will be dropped off at the Djemaa el Fna Square or as close as possible to your accommodation, whenever possible. Please note that if you are located in a riad within the medina, you cannot be left at the door. If you want a cart to bring you to your Riad. Here it’s the end of Our 3 days Marrakech Desert Tour

sunset camel trek
3 days Marrakech Desert tour to Zagora and Merzouga
3 days Marrakech Desert tour to Zagora and Merzouga
3 days Marrakech Desert tour

What included:

+ Free transfer from Marrakech airport to your hotel the day of your arrival in Marrakech
+ Pick up at your hotel in Marrakech
+ Visit to the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge
+ Local guide who will meet you at the Todra Gorge
+ Sunset and sunrise camel rides
+ 1 night in a standard tent in a desert camp
+ Breakfast and dinner included
+ 1 night hotel in the Dades Valley or 1 night hotel in Ouarzazet in the option 2
+Transfer with driver from Merzouga to Marrakech or Zagora to Marrakech

What's not included:

– drinks
– food
– tips (a guide in Ait Ben Haddou usually costs 3EUR/Dollar)
– Tickets

Our desert family
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Our experience with Said as a host has been wonderful. Starting with the facilities, camp with all the luxuries you need to feel like you are at home. Helpful and pleasant staff. We made a fairly complete excursion, we visited mineral mines, a nomadic family that invited us to tea, and the Khamlia village with their Gnawa music, all adorned with music and laughter that has made us live great moments. Without a doubt an experience to repeat! Thank you so much! we are happy to write these Testimonials on Morocco desert tours to keep Our love for the Marrakech tour Company. we will come back soon.
Silvia S
Silvia S
Incredible experience!!
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I went with my husband and daughters to Casablanca and Merzouga from Marrakech, on a private tour organized by Hassan’s company and it was fantastic. Our times and preferences were contemplated, the guide Said was extremely friendly, polite, and informed. In the desert we had a great time, Mohamed and Ibrahim took care of everything in the Tents, which were very comfortable. Excellent and abundant food. Recommended as a unique experience. Silvia S.
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An unforgettable experience. Hassan, our driver, is a wonderful person. He was attentive to us the 6 days that our tour lasted (Marrakech – Merzouga – Casablanca). He cared that we were comfortable, at ease in his land. From his own nomadic experience, he will tell you stories of his life and that of his friends, you will learn how Morocco works, you will eat like a Berber and you will feel at home. You can stop wherever you want, you just have to ask! It will advise you where to buy things to avoid scams or scams. You will learn their language, and by the light of the stars, you will play and dance Amazigh music in the middle of the desert. We forgot a backpack and jacket in the desert and another driver brought it to us at the airport, without asking us for anything. We are leaving the desert with many memories and friends, that without a doubt, we hope to see again. Said, Hassan, Mohamed, Ali...
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We went to Merzouga on our own in a rental car. An hour before arriving we saw the advertisement for Hassan’s camp on Airbnb and we didn’t hesitate to book with him. He contacted us instantly, he sent us the coordinates of the hotel in Merzouga and he and the boys waited for us to take us where the camels were waiting. From the first moment, they treated us like lifelong friends and made us feel part of the desert. Although we booked in the standard camp, they installed us in the superior one because there was space there, without asking for anything in return. And what a camp, it’s better than a 5-star hotel, with private bathrooms, hot shower, new duvets, and blankets … And the food even better, the best dinner and breakfast of our trip to Morocco. I will recommend Said and the boys to all the friends who want to visit the desert because they are wonderful people who make it an unforgettable experience. We will always carry them in our hearts, and we will surely return. Mama Africaaa !! Our Testimonials Morocco desert tours to Marrakech tour Company, we thank you so much for Everything.
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